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Monday, Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: Income Tax Leads Controversy in Governor's Race

Issue Brief: Income Tax Leads Controversy in Governor's Race

The controversy over flat or progressive income tax rates heats up as the temporary hike sets to expire.

Monday, Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: Pension Reform Takes Center Stage Again

Issue Brief: Pension Reform Takes Center Stage Again

Illinois' most talked about issue is making another appearance in the governor's race.

Monday, Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: Balancing Corporate Tax Breaks and Unemployment

Issue Brief: Balancing Corporate Tax Breaks and Unemployment

The history of corporate tax breaks in Illinois is likely to influence the role it will play in the Illinois governor's election.

Monday, Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: GOP Candidates' Fight Over Abortion Rights

Issue Brief: GOP Candidates' Fight Over Abortion Rights

The four GOP candidates for governor take different stances on the controversial issue.

Monday, Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: The Debate Over Term Limits Challenges the Established Legislature

Issue Brief: The Debate Over Term Limits Challenges the Established Legislature

The debate over term limits threatens long-standing legislators and makes way for new ones.

Monday, Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: The Polarizing Minimum Wage Debate

Issue Brief: The Polarizing Minimum Wage Debate

Sparked by Gov. Quinn's minimum wage increase in 2010, the issue is still sparking debate in the governor's election.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
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By Alexandria Fisher

Dillard: "I Will Be Able to Tell Mayor Rahm Emanuel No"

Dillard: "I Will Be Able to Tell Mayor Rahm Emanuel No"

Dubbed one of the most powerful men in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t the easiest man to say no to.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Rivals Rip Rauner in Republican Debate

Rivals Rip Rauner in Republican Debate

He is the only non-elected official of the four republicans running for governor and first-time candidate and venture capitalist Bruce Rauner is leading the polls, the only one currently with enough money to run...

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014
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By Haley BeMiller

Look Who's Running For Office

There are several federal and statewide seats up for election in 2014 and no...View gallery

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Ward Room
Questions Surface About Madigan's 'Independent' Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Allegations

Questions Surface About Madigan's 'Independent' Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Allegations

Questions continued to surface Tuesday on the sexual harassment and misconduct allegations within the office of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
For Duckworth, a Baby Will Bring Down Yet Another Barrier

For Duckworth, a Baby Will Bring Down Yet Another Barrier

Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that's the way she likes it.
2nd Madigan Aide Dismissed Over Misconduct Allegations

2nd Madigan Aide Dismissed Over Misconduct Allegations

A second high-ranking operative for Speaker Michael Madigan has been quietly removed from the powerful Democrat’s political organization, according to multiple sources.
Coalition Announces New Push for Clean Energy in Illinois

Coalition Announces New Push for Clean Energy in Illinois

Calling for bipartisan dialogue across the Land of Lincoln, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) unveiled a new initiative on Monday to spark conversation around clean energy.
Hutchinson Endorses Pritzker for Governor

Hutchinson Endorses Pritzker for Governor

As the March primary nears, Illinois gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker picked up another high-profile endorsement on Sunday as he nabbed the support of State Senator Toi Hutchinson.
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